Some of you might remember the name Joy Villa. She is the African-American singer who boldly chose to wear a “Make America Great Again” dress to the Grammy Awards – a courageous move in an industry dominated by outspoken liberals. However, in doing so, it seems the bold artist has made herself a target of censorship.
In a serious of tweets, Villa let her followers know that YouTube BANNED her pro-Trump message with little reason and no way for her to fight back. Despite this apparent attempt at censorship, the artist defied the anti-conservative YouTube/Google policy and put her video back up anyway!
Joy Villa was shocked when YouTube gave her 48 hours to remove her “Make America Great Again” song for violating YouTube standards. While the video had been up for weeks already, YouTube took her video down, prompting her to re-upload it in spite of this move.
In fact, the song doesn’t include any direct references to Trump. Rather, it was released on the Fourth of July as a pro-American music video and featured a number of ordinary Americans. Villa argued that she had written consent from every person who was featured in the video, but YouTube still claimed that “we cannot accept or review agreements granting consent before the video was uploaded.”
— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) August 26, 2017
“I personally shot each beautiful American in my video and received written and verbal consent from everyone, and they all knew what the project was,” said Villa according to Independent Journal Review. “The video’s been up for a few weeks, yet no one said anything until now.”
She also tweeted that former Pussycat Dolls member Kaya Jones, who supports Trump, is getting her views removed. “YouTube is censoring views on @KayaJones video, yesterday it was 60K now it’s 53k.”
In fact, this isn’t the first time that YouTube has censored conservative voices. It all started a few weeks ago when YouTube announced on its official blog that they would be applying tougher standards to videos that aren’t illegal but could potentially contain “hate speech.”
Who decides what is or is not hate speech, one might ask? Well, according to The Daily Caller, YouTube is working with a variety of different institutions to help make that decision, including the Anti-Defamation League – a left-wing organization that has a remarkable anti-conservative bias in deciding what is or is not hateful.
In other words, “YouTube is censoring pro-America artists,” as Villa said herself about the situation.
This isn’t the first time YouTube went after specific Trump supporters either.
Recently, Diamond & Silk, some of Trump’s earliest supporters who even spoke at his rallies during the Republican primaries, ended up getting 95% of their videos demonetized because “it’s not suitable for all advertisers.”
Isn’t it hypocritical how YouTube deems conservative voices to be dangerous enough to warrant getting censored, but they have no qualms about keeping videos of radical imams calling for terrorist actions?
Hopefully, Joy Villa will continue to do what she does best, make great pro-American music, regardless of how much the Left tries to stop her.